posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:04 AM
This is nothing new, rather this has been going on for a very long time. Some of the things from history are littered with the tales of such. As it
was recorded, there as that part about planetary indulgences, and that led to the start of the schism of the entire Christian church. Back then, it
was common practice of selling letters of indulgence, to give either a shortened stay in purgatory or even forgiveness of sins. A Catholic Priest by
the name of Martin Luther, found these to be against the bible in whole, and set up a Thesis, and started the entire Protestant revolution in the
countries that were primarily Catholic in belief. This all came from the time of Pope Leo the X, who needed funds to complete St. Peter’s Basilica,
and he entered an agreement with the Archbishop of Brandenburg. Money exchanged hands and the entire indulgence scheme was started. Martin found
this to be wrong, as the granting of indulgences without repentance was contrary to the doctrine. And he is stated to have said: To assert that the
pope can deliver souls from purgatory is audacious. If he can do so, then he is cruel not to release them all.
This of course led to many of the different break away church’s and beliefs, including the formation of the English protestant church.
Come forward in time and we are seeing the exact same things occurring now with the modern day people who are claiming to need money for God. But
then again, why does God need money? Isn’t that really a lie, as it is really the church that needs the money for the upkeep and to pay for the
minister and the staff?
The reality and truth is that many churches to need money, for the upkeep of the building, pay the bills, and pay the staff, however, when the
minister is so rich as to forget the very people he is leading, that his very actions are in conflict with those who he is sworn to lead, whose very
lifestyle is that of decadence, it no longer becomes valid and is contradictory to that of the teachings in the bible. The bible is a wonderful book,
with many lessons that could help people live a better life, and ultimately be something far greater than what it is, just that those who follow it
keep missing the message, and that is to live the message, not just to know it. They fail when it comes to the very essence of wisdom there, and at
best tend to stray from the path 6 days a week.
George Carlin said this: Religion convinced the world that there's an invisible man in the sky who watches everything you do. And there's 10 things
he doesn't want you to do or else you'll to to a burning place with a lake of fire until the end of eternity. But he loves you! ...And he needs
money! He's all powerful, but he can't handle money!
I want you to know, when it comes to believing in god- I really tried. I really really tried. I tried to believe that there is a god who created each
one of us in his own image and likeness, loves us very much and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the
longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize...something is #ED-UP. Something is WRONG here. War, disease, death, destruction,
hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is NOT good work. If this is the best god
can do, I am NOT impressed. Results like these do not belong on the resume of a supreme being. This is the kind of # you'd expect from an office temp
with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently run universe, this guy would have been out on his all-powerful-ass a long time ago.